2023 NHL Entry Draft

Scout's Notebook: An early look at Andrew Cristall, Caden Price, Riley Heidt, and Koehn Ziemmer

You don't always need an international tournament for a critical mass of first-time draft-eligible prospects to form, and this was the case when the Prince George Cougars and Kelowna Rockets faced off last Friday and Saturday. Those games were high-scoring affairs that featured four high-profile prospects for the 2023 NHL Draft competing against each other. Talk about full value.

Beyond generational talent Connor Bedard, the WHL is absolutely loaded with high-end players for the upcoming draft. With Zach Benson to Brayden Yager as projected top-10 picks, the depth of the league is downright shocking. Bedard, Benson, and Yager aren't alone, though. There's a third-tier of talented WHLers forming behind them with first-round aspirations all their own.

Defenceman Caden Price and forward Andrew

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2023 NHL Entry Draft Kelowna Rockets Prince George Cougars WHL Andrew Cristall Riley Heidt Caden Price Koehn Ziemmer
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